Washington, D.C., November 25, 2015 – Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), co-chair of the Congressional Tunisia Caucus, released a statement on the terrorist attacks that occurred in Tunis on Tuesday.
Congressman David Schweikert – “I am saddened to learn of another terrorist attack in Tunisia and send my deepest condolences to the friends and families of those injured or killed in the bombing. Attacks such as these seek to undermine and reverse the progress that Tunisia has made to establish a democratic nation. We must universally condemn this savagery and stand with Tunisia in confronting the scourge of terrorism. I remain committed to working with all those who support the goals of a stable, prosperous, and democratic Tunisia.” Schweikert said.
Congressman Alcee Hastings – “I am deeply saddened by the bus bombing that occurred yesterday in Tunis, Tunisia. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the twelve people who were killed in this horrific and cowardly act. The terrorists behind this latest attack in Tunisia, like terrorists everywhere, work to defeat open and democratic societies like Tunisia through barbaric and loath some actions. We must not, and will not, allow them to undermine the democratic principles we all care and fight for on a daily basis. I, like all Americans, stand with the Tunisian people as we all redouble our efforts to rid this world of the terrorists who continue to try to undermine our way of life,” said Hastings.
Congressman David Schweikert and Congressman Alcee L. Hastings registered the Congressional Tunisia Caucus in the Summer of 2013. Since its inception, the Caucus has worked to inform policy makers of the democratic transition in Tunisia, while strengthening bilateral relations between the United States and Tunisia.